Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Woodpeeker

I loved watching this “peeky” Female Downy Woodpecker yesterday at the feeders. So tiny, sweet, and a bit cautious.

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Behavior: Downy Woodpeckers hitch around tree limbs and trunks or drop into tall weeds to feed on galls, moving more acrobatically than larger woodpeckers. Their rising-and-falling flight style is distinctive of many woodpeckers. In spring and summer, Downy Woodpeckers make lots of noise, both with their shrill whinnying call and by drumming on trees. Habitat: You’ll find Downy Woodpeckers in open woodlands, particularly among deciduous trees, and brushy or weedy edges. They’re also at home in orchards, city parks, backyards and vacant lots. Location: Year-round over most of United States, and a good portion of Canada. source

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18 comments:

Gone Country said...

What a cutie!

I like the new look. (Or has it been this way and I just haven't noticed or dropped by?! oops)

edenhills said...

Great capture! They are a lot of fun to watch.

TexWisGirl said...

peeky - perfect description. :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love to watch the birds and the Downy's are so cute. Great shot!
Enjoy the sunshine today!

McVal said...

beautiful!

Patty Sumner said...

What a great pic. I just love all your birding post. I think there is no greater pleasure than watching birds..I do believe all thier noises and antics are praises to the Lord. Thanks for all the wonderful posts. Blessings!

Pokeberry Mary said...

Such a sweet little peeker. :)

Blondee said...

We've had a few of these here this winter. Beautiful, curious little birds! Excellent photo, as always. :)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

GREAT HEADER Tammy!
Woodpeeker, ha ha ha!!
Dang Tammy what kind of zoom are you using or do you have your feeders close. Good golly woman that is the coolest picture of that little Downy. You can see her nose hairs!!!

Melinda said...

She's a cutie! Do you have really
good zoom lense?

Our woodpeckers like to peck on our downspots and gutters. Silly birds.

M :)

Karen said...

What a cute little bird. Great closeup shots too.

Karen said...

She's sweet. A superb shot!

mick said...

Great photo capture.

eileeninmd said...

The Downy are sweet birds, lovely capture! Have a great day!

Gary said...

Nice shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

What a sweet little face. I love the rusty nail in the photo, not just for the contrast but also for size. Enjoying the new header too.

Have a great day!
Jen

Stewart M said...

Thats a great picture. Seems to sum up some of the character of a woodpecker.

Feel free to link any bird posts to Wild Bird Wednesday on my blog on (wait for it!) Wednesdays.

Cheers

Stewart M - Melbourne

Sue said...

OH! he's so cute, your photography skills are awesome, Thank you for sharing this info, and photo.
Blessings,
Sue

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